Scott is a respected entrepreneur from Utah that has led several companies from their growth stage to exit. Most notably was co-founding Five Star Painting, one of America’s largest painting franchise systems, taking it to over 100 locations in four countries, culminating with the sale of Five Star Painting to The Dwyer Group, one of the world’s most respected franchisors in the service industry. During his role as CEO, Five Star Franchising received numerous franchise and business awards and was named the 15th fastest growing company in Utah Valley by Utah Valley BusinessQ, while Five Star Painting ranked No. 7 among top 50 franchise opportunities with 50-99 locations for 2013 by Franchise Business Review. Scott earned a Master of Business Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Manitoba. Scott has been recognized personally with several awards for his entrepreneurship, being named to the Utah Business Forty Under 40, and receiving recognition as Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year while in Canada. Scott’s blog can be found at www.dscottabbott.com.